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A2O-Lancaster Fanning, Saturday, January 28, 1995 New Directors Named At Bradford Holstein Meeting (Continued from Page Al) bia Cross Roads, Secretary Paul Sheeley of Troy, Treasurer Bonnie Miller of Towanda, and directors Ray Norconk, New Albany; Duane Wilcox, Canton; and Dick Packard, Troy. Although the new year has bare ly begun,-the Holstein Club has already planned a full slate of activities beginning with the Junior Pennsylvania Holstein Convention in West Middlesex, Feb. 10-12, and the Senior Con vention, Feb. 23-25. Ken Raney, director of member services, encouraged all members to take time to attend part or all of the conventions. On March 4, the Bradford County Club has made plans to tour the Springfield area of the county. The three stops on the tour will include the farms of John and Jeff Jenkins, Charles and Bill Houseknecht, and Danny Hoppaugh. Two weeks later, club members will travel to Centre County where they’ll have tours of four promi nent farms; Dan and Penny Ulmer’s, of Belefonte, Paul and Mary Hartle’s, also of Belefonte; Jake and Sally Tannis’ of Centre Hall; and Jay Hauser and Son’s of Spring Mills. In an effort to gel people excited about taking the tour. President Jackson noted that it’s sometimes hard to gel away, but what you leant by visiting others can help your whole operation. Other activities to mark on the calendar, according to Raney are the 1995 spnng show which will be held on March 24, followed by the spring sale on April 1. Moving from spring into sum mer, Holstein breeders from across the state will have the opportunity to host the 1995 National Holstein Convention. Raney outlined activ ities of the late June convention including the sale, the opportunity to place an ad in the souvenir book let and to purchase tickets for the calf raffle that will benefit the lumor convention. Yet another opportunity for the Northeast will materialize as youth from across the' state attend the junior judging school to be held in the Bradford County area in July. As the focus of the meeting shifted from planned activities national business, National Hols tein Director Ron Wood was on hand to field questions and explain new programs. Included in his pre sentation was the new ear tag iden tification option and the new selec uons in the classification program. He also commented on the con tinued downsizing at the national li 1. Ci illy the 1, Three new directors of the Bradford County Holstein Club are, from left, Jeff Jenkins, of Columbia Cross Roads,' Al Calkins, of Troy and. Tom Wright, of Canton. frame computer which once held all the information for the associa uon is being replaced with person al computers. The switch should be completed by the end of 1995. Most important to Wood, how ever, were the comments from the group. “I can stand up here and talk all day,” he said, “but I want to hear from you.” The main comment from the group focused on the perceived inability to attract field staff to the area, to which Wood suggested they not only contact the field rep resentative, but also call the national office. Before giving up the floor, Wood encouraged all Holstein members to attend the upcoming winter forum meetings to be informed of all the changes in the industry and to have their voice heard. Also on the agenda was recogni tion for awards garnered through out the 1994 season. Receiving All Pennsylvania Awards were Lynn and Bonnie Miller, of Towanda, Danielle Sparling, of Troy and David Packard, of Troy. Acknowledgment was also given to the ten junior members who entered 37 records in the milk, fat and protein production contest. On the lighter side, Area Exten sion Forester Bob Hansen enter tained the group with tales of his trip to Norway and Denmark. “It’s been a long time since I milked cows,” remarked Hansen, “but when 1 got to Norway I thought 1 saw the smartest cows in the world.” As Hansen flashed a picture of a farmer being followed by a small group of cows, he reminisced about the days when he chased cows from behind to get them to the milking shed, often with little luck. Upon closer inspection, how ever, Hansen discovered the trick. National Holstein Director Ron Wood explained changes in national policy and opened the floor for id *~mments. Newly elected directors joined the group of retiring ai . col- tg /ectors jr a quick picture. Seated, from left, Bonnie Miller, 1994 treasurer and Newly elected direc tor Jeff Jenkins. Second row: Ray Norconk, Dean Jackson, 1994 president; Duane Wil cox Paul Sheeley, 1994 secretary. Back Row: Retiring director Dave Walrath; retiring director Bill Hennlp; retiring director Keith Thomson; Dick Packard; newly elected director AI Calkins and newly elected director Tom Wright. The fanner was carrying a salt agriculture is a prime activity. In block on his back and the cows, Norway, Hansen explained, it was anxious to get a small taste of the unusual for a farmer to make a treat, were obediently following, living on 12 cows plus his forest In both Norway and Denmark * Twenty-one percent of the BRADFORD COUNTY JUNIOR HOLSTEIN 1995 MILK, FAT, AND PROTEIN PRODUCTION CONTEST (Records completed by September 30, 1994) Ten Juniors entered 37 records Two-year-olds - 8 entries Milk, Fat, and Protein 1- Rraund Valley Leadman Milly 2-1 1 305 d 31659 m 3 6 2- Snowcrest Cleitftis Bliss 2-10 285 d 23201 m 3.7 3- Snowcrest Blackstar Liza 1-11 305 d 22269 m 3 5 Three-year-olds Milk Awards - 1) Allegen Oixiecrat Barbara 3-06 305 d 31502 m 3.2 2) Snowcrest Bova Bert Adrien 3-09 276 d 29896 m 2.3 3) Rraund Valley Elly-ET 3-04 305d‘ 28041 m 3.7 Fat Awards - 1) Braund Valley Jet Krissy 3-02 305 d 27730 m 2) Braund Valley Princes 3-01 305 d 27311 m 3) Braund Valley Elly-ET 3-04 305 d 28041 m in Awa 1) Allegen Dixiecrat Barbara 3-06 305 d 31502 m 3 2 7) Braird 'alley Princes 3-01 305 d 27311 m 3.8 3) Snowcrest Bova Bert Adrien 3-09 275 d 29896 m 7 .3 Four-year-olds - 7 entries Three entries won all of the 4-yr-old awards Snowcrest Gambler Pearl 4-00 305 d 29571 m 3.3 Pack-Herd Beautician Buka 4-06 305 d 27161 m 3.9 3rd Braund Valley Trifecta Kitty 4-06 299 d 27748 m 3.7 2nd Five-year-olds - A entries Milk. Fat, and Protein Awards won b; 1) Braund Valley Chief Mark Marcey 5-00 305 d 31589 m 3.5 1114 f 2) Snowcreat Camaro Polly 5-00 ' 305 d 27316 m 3.7 3) Pack-Herd Brainy Secret 5-05 290 d 26803 m 3.5 Six-year-and-over - 7 entries Milk rewards - 1) Snowcrest Trad. Ernie Loren 8-02 295 d 27230 m 2.4 2) Snowcrest Successor Melon 6-08 305 d 26443 m 2.9 3) Pack-Herd Vagabond Bocee 6-01 304 d 25762 m 3.7 Fat Awards - 1) Pack-Herd Chairman Bongo 6-06 295 d 22196 m 4.3 2) Pack-Herd Vagabond Bocee 6-01 304 d 25762 m 3.7 3) Pack-Herd Blondie Elevation 8-11 305 d 23119 m 3.8 Protein Awi 1) Snowcrest Successor Melon 6-08 305 d 26443 m 2.9 2) Pack-Herd Vagabond Bocee 6-01 304 d 25752 m 3.7 3) Snowcrest Trad. E’-rie Loren 8-02 295 d 27230 m 7.4 * Ryan Calkins had three 4th place entries Randy Calkins had two 4th place entries ll^Of 859 f 790 f 11 entries 101 3 f 698 f 1036 f 1 215 f 1 047 f 1036 f 101 3 f 1047 f 698 f 97 2 f 3rd 1068 f Ist 1026 f 2nd 1005 f 948 f 640 f 763 f 945 f 95 1 f 945 f 873 f 763 f 945 f 640 f the same three animals Greta Brauri'i 3 <1 ’C""p Sco^ - *■ W'll nMi 3.1 756 p Melissa Wiln'h 3.2 711 p Daniel lo mi 3.2 9Q1 P Melissa WilnMi 2 9 88 1 p Aaron shpplpy 3 1 86 7 p Aaron Shpplpy 3 1 861 p Jill Sh p p > 3 3 RO3 p At rnn Shpp l p\ y l nr,-> v Dm ip 1 1 p r pirl i'i 3 2 111 1 '’»«»!• 3 3 803 p Melissa Wil nUi 7 n 881 p Scot t WalrV h 3 0 886 p 1 st David Packard 3 7 874 p 2nd Greta Braund 3.0 81 op 3rd the same thre*» animals Greta Braund 3.1 977 p Scott Walrath 3.1 856 p David Packard 3.1 83dp Scott Walrath 2.8 776 p Melissa Vial rath 3.0 805 p David Packard 3.1 788 p David Packard 3.2 7 20p David Packard 3 1 786 p Amy Packard 3.0 701 p Melissa Walrath 3 0 805 p David Packsrd 3 1 786 p Scott Walrath 2.8 776 p land in Norway is seeded in pro ductive forest while. 3 percent of the land is used for other agricul tural purposes. In Denmark, where trees are not as plentiful, animal agriculture takes a bigger share of the eco nomy utilizing 62 percent of the land. The most important com modities in Denmark being cheese, milk, eggs and meat Agribusiness Forum Meeting Set SCHUYLKILL HAVEN (Schuylkill Co.) The Agribusi ness Forum ’95 on Tuesday, February 7, 1995 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Pine View Acres, Pottsville, is co-sponsored by Schuylkill County Cooperative Extension and the Schuylkill Chamber of Commerce. The form will address financial issues that are of interest to individuals in volved in agriculture. Speakers and topics to be ad dressed at the meeting are “Methods of Collecting Outstand ing Debts,” James Ferrier, district magistrate; “Handling Bankrupt py,” Karen Connelly, attorney at law; “Financial Warning Signals to Individuals Selling Agriculture Products,” Gary Klinger, account ant with Pennsylvania Farm Bur eau; “Financial Management,” Fred Davis. Penn State Multi- County Extension Agent; “Farm Management,” Duane Stevenson, Penn State Multi-County Exten sion Agent Luncheon guest speaker will be United States Representative Tim Holden, who serves on the House of Representative Agricultural Committee. A registration fee of $12.50 is required by January 31. For addi tional information, contact George P. Perry, Jr., Extension Agent/ Horticulture, Schuylkill County Extension office, 199 University Drive, Schuylkill Haven. PA 17972-2201. (717)385-3431.